1966 NHRA World Finals Tulsa,Oklahoma
Nostalgia NHRA Drag Racing 1966 World Finals in Tulsa Oklahoma. The final
round in Super Eliminator matching me against Al Berglar at 5:50 minutes
into this video. Keith Jackson is the narrator. Hard to believe that this
was 46 years ago!
1970 Bristol Drag Race.mp4
This video is part of the Tim Lopata collection and contains footage of the
1970 drag races at Bristol TN. Brought to you by
This video was originally aired on Speedvision, now known as SPEED, back in
the 1990s. This video features a mix of classic nitro cars racing at Great
Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, WI.
1973 IHRA Northern Nationals
This rare clip features footage of the 1973 IHRA Northern Nationals in
Muncie, Ind. Watching this video will make one appreciate where track and
drag racing safety is today. This nearly 10 minute video has Top Fuel
racers Dick LaHaie, Paul Longenecker, Dale Funk, Pat Foster, Jim Paoli and
AHRA Phoenix 1971 - Bee Line
Footage from the AHRA race at Bee Line (Phoenix) in 1971
Below commentary copied from Dragzine.com
Slingshot Top Fuel dragsters, Funny Cars, Pro Stockers, Modified
Production, Super Stockers, a young and curvy Linda Vaughn; it's all there.
But perhaps the most interesting element captured and one that drag racing
historians will pick up on right away is the presence of "Big Daddy" Don
Garlits' Swamp Rat XIV. Although not the first rear engine dragster by any
means, it undoubtedly ushered in the rear engine movement that led to the
Top Fuel cars of today, and it's the footage of Garlits debuting and
winning in the car at Pomona in 1971 that will forever live in infamy. But,
as the AHRA Winternationals at Beeline took place in late January -- prior
to the NHRA Winternationals -- what you're witnessing is the actual debut
of the Swamp Rat XIV at Beeline.
Don Prudhomme's 1970 Hot Wheels Yellow 'Cuda Funny Car CACKLES!
Snake's Hot Wheels funny car roars back to life! Don Prudhomme fires up
his 1970 Hot Wheels Plymouth 'Cuda Funny Car! This is the one that
'started it all' as Mattel's "Snake & Mongoose" campaign kicked off in
1970. The original, restored 1967 Dodge D700 Hot Wheels Ramp Truck which
carried (and still carries) the 'Cuda, can be seen in the background!
GASSERS OF THE '50's '60's '70's
Nine minute promo from the full length (105 min) video available through
Jim Amos' Bee On Video. You will find a mix of nationally famous cars as
well as regional and local cars from around the country. We have included
footage from thirty-eight different tracks in the USA and Canada. Real car
sounds fully narrated. The full length video is fully narrated unlike this
promo clip which only includes car sounds.
YORK US 30 Rated R
Eight minute promo from the full length video available through Jim Amos'
Bee On Video. WARNING: This video contains: excessive speed, drive line
abuse and women in brief attire. Drag Racing action from the 1960s and
1970s at York US 30. We were there, now you can Be There. The full length
video is fully narrated unlike this promo clip which only includes car
1971 AHRA SUMMERNATIONALS @ YORK US 30
Four minute promo from the full length video available through Jim Amos'
Bee On Video. See the Stars of AHRA compete at York US 30 dragway. Top
Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Super Stock, GT-1, GT-2, Comp, Street and Stock
Eliminators. The full length video is fully narrated unlike this promo
clip which only includes car sounds. Bee On Video where the legends race
Bill Bagshaw's NHRA Pro Stock "Red Light Bandit" 1970 Hemi Challenger
This 1970 Hemi Challenger was owned and raced by Bill Bagshaw in NHRA Pro
Stock drag racing from 1970 to 1973. The car made its debut in 1970 at the
NHRA U.S. Nationals, and won "Best Engineered" at the event. It was
featured in the November 1970 issue of Hot Rod magazine. John Gastman of
Roanoke Motors Chrysler/Dodge in Roanoke, IL owns the Red Light Bandit. He
purchased it from a private owner as part of a package deal back in 1994.
In January, 2011, Gastman called on Bucky Hess, and his son Travis Hess, at
Bucky's Ltd in Martinsburg, WV to restore this historic race car. Bill
Bagshaw, the original owner and racer, provided an enormous amount of
information to Gastman and Bucky during the restoration of the Challenger.
Bagshaw became part of the restoration team when he agreed to rebuild the
Red Light Bandit's 426 Hemi motor at Ron Shaver's Racing Engines in
Torrance, CA. Using pictures from magazine articles and build pics, Bucky's
fabricator, Cole McAllister, expertly returned the body to 1970 condition.
The talented artist Nelson Grimes re-created the lettering to "as raced"
appearance, using both gold leaf and white gold leaf materials. The final
product is stunning.
VIDEO FLASHBACK: AHRA PROMO VIDEO
This video, from the collection of Tim Lopata and Valerie Harrell
(www.dickharrell.com) was produced in conjunction with the American Hot Rod
Association and focuses on drag racing at the 1970 AHRA Spring Nationals in
Bristol, Tenn. Take a trip back in time with a video produced well before
its time. For the latest in drag racing news, visit
1974 Dynamite Run AHRA Winternationals Don Garlits Tom McEwen Vintage Drag Racing
Brought to you by http://www.dragstripgirldesigns.com 1974 Dynamite Run -
AHRA Winternationals, Beeline Dragway - Phoenix, Arizona. Navy vintage
drag racing promotional video.
Featuring Nitro Top Fuel dragsters of: Big Daddy Don Garlits, Parnelli
Jones, Gary Beck.
Nitro Funny Cars of: Tom the Mongoose McEwen, Don the Snake Prudhomme, Army
Vega, Big Jim Dunn, Dunn & Reath, Jim Superman Nicoll in the Speed
Equipment World Vega, (Chuck Tanko and Revell Vega) Gene Snow, Snowman,
Flash Gordon Mineo, Twig Ziegler's "Pizza Haven" Plymouth Satellite.
And Dyno Don Nicholson
Nostalgia Drag Racing, Nitro Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Cars, Auto Club